The One is a special perfume in that it explores multiple facets of the same woman – this extremely sensual woman expresses herself here in the highly perfumed aura of a Florentine scent. With the immediate resonance and sustenance of a certain delicateness like that of lingerie on the skin, this Dolce & Gabbana perfume deploys itself like a saving grace accompanying a magnificent woman. “The light is always on her [the one]. It’s as if she were the only woman in the room,” explains Domenico Dolce.
The One opens with a headnote of bergamot that sparkles upon contact with mandarin orange. This instant luminosity remains light when softened upon contact with peach and lychee syrup. The heart is stronger, truer, perhaps purer: a floral bouquet composed with timeless white flowers like madonna lily, lily of the valley, and jasmine. This bouquet evokes passion, femininity, elegance, and grace. Within its wake is a profound sensuality marked by ripe plums melting in the seductive humidity of refined Mediterranean vetiver water.
To incarnate this voluptuous softness, the brand borrowed the aura of Scarlett Johansson. In a film directed by the revered Jean-Baptiste Mondino and written by the late cultural journalist Glenn O’Brien, this perfume emerges within a dolce vita ambiance. The short film is a tell-all on the mystery of Dolce & Gabbana’s women – the ones who, away from the public eye, hide a certain familiarity and a refreshing sincerity. These strong signatures and impressions are captured in The One, still as iconic as ever.